Apple’s new iPad Mini will face tough competition from Kindle Fire 7 HD and Google Nexus 7. Meanwhile impressive specs and low price will ensure the success of iPad Mini
iPad Mini is making waves and predictions suggest that Apple will sell at least five million units of the new, seven inch tablet in the days to come. But don’t expect it to become as hot a property as new iPad as Apple expects to sell merely one million units in this quarter.
The iPad Mini event is going to be held tomorrow and though Apple is yet to speak a single word on what it is going to showcase in the media event, every indication suggests that it will be smaller tab besides Apple’s new line of iMac computers and a few other products. But the product that is generating frenzy in the market is none other than iPad Mini that is going to face stiff competition from established market leaders including Google, manufacturers of Nexus 7 and Amazon, manufacturers of Kindle Fire.
But market analysts suggest that the product may not be revolutionary and may not be a great product that you should rush to buy the same day it is launched. Though Apple fanboys may still form long lines to snap up a tablet, you should first see the product before going to get it. Not only its display will look like a let down for people who take retina display as its best quality, its toned down specs may also be a disappointment for them.
Apple’s new tablet will take on the new versions of Kindle Fire and Google’s Nexus 7. Earlier, it was said that Apple would design a small iPad to fight Amazon’s successful Kindle Fire. The Amazon tablet marked a revolution in tablet market with huge sales late 2011 and early 2012. Since then, rumormongers have been talking about an iPad killer for Kindle Fire.
But the competition is going to be very tough and Apple will have to face stiff competition from Amazon and Google. Besides three new versions of Kindle Fire – a revamped Kindle Fire 7, Kindle Fire 7 HD and Kindle Fire 8.9 HD, Apple has a new challenger in Google Nexus 7 also. Google’s small tablet has already hit stores and grabbed immense attention. Both the 8GB and 16GB versions of Nexus are being sold out like hotcakes in stores. When the new Kindle Fire tabs come in, they may also do well in global stores.
Certainly, it will not be a cakewalk for the small iPad. Both Kindle Fire tablets and Nexus 7 will claim a big share of the market. However, there is a space for a smaller iPad. Being the globe’s most famous tab, iPad’s small version may certainly enjoy some advantage. Sometimes, the smaller iPad can show a magic and thrash away all its competitors. Recently, French blog Nowhere Else emerged with a series of alleged iPad mini images. The images seem to be that of a mock-up version of the potential iPad. Indeed, it looks like a replica that the speculated iPhone 5 got at IFA 2012 in Berlin. Anyway, the photos show the device an imaginary 7.85-inch display and nice design. The tablet’s ports and buttons are also clearly visible, but we have no reason to think that it will be the original one.
When it comes to specs the iPad mini is hoped to come with a quad core processor. The new iPhone 5 may introduce Apple’s brand new A6 chipset, which will certainly be quad core-based. Further, we can expect advanced features Retina Display, better RAM, iOS 6, Thunderbolt port, NFC and much more. A strong mini iPad can become the star of the small tablet market. If Apple succeeds to design a great small version for its iPad, it can definitely lift critical challenge to both the new Kindle Fire series and Nexus 7. Google has ventured into the tablet market with an aim to make advantage from the growing arena. Anyway, it will be quite exciting to watch a clash like the Apple iPad mini Vs Kindle Fire Vs Google Nexus 7. It will also be a war between Apple iOS and Android Jelly Bean. The eReader friendly feature of all the devices will make them highly suitable for the common folk, who enjoy eReading. It is a new territory for Apple. Cheap product from Apple is not its forte and its success will depend on multiple issues including how Apple prices its tablet.